What played at the Roxy?

The Roxy Theatre opened at 153 W. 50 St., between 6th and 7th Avenues in 1927 with the film The Love of Sunya, produced by and starring Gloria Swanson. The theater seated 5,920 people. An apogee of "movie palace" distinction in New York City, its brief moment in history is now traceable only in photographs.… Continue reading What played at the Roxy?

Tracking down the Diamonds

One of the most appealing aspects of processing an archival collection is discovering mysteries! For example: this news clipping, attached to a letter to Cornell Capa. The article (from November 12, 1970) introduces readers to a young photographer named Mark Diamond and Diamond’s missing muse, Whitey the dog.  The handwritten note at the top of… Continue reading Tracking down the Diamonds

ASMP and the Declaration of Conscience

The American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP) was established in 1944 by a pair of New York based photographers. The ASMP was, and still is dedicated to connecting fellow photojournalists in order to advocate for their rights to decent wages and copyright protection. Ten years after their formation, from approximately 1954 to 1968, the ASMP was… Continue reading ASMP and the Declaration of Conscience

From the Cornell Capa papers: Paul Schuzter

In 1967, during an overseas trip, Cornell Capa learned of the death of photojournalist Paul Schutzer, Life correspondent and member of the Overseas Press Club. Capa spent much of the late 1960s preserving Schutzer’s life’s work, and keeping his memory alive. The Cornell Capa papers include a small biography of Schutzer written by John Loengard,… Continue reading From the Cornell Capa papers: Paul Schuzter

Selected Digital Image Libraries, Collections and Museums: An Illustrated, Annotated Webliography

International Center of Photography  Weegee at his typewriter in the trunk of his 1938 'Chevy’. Unidentified Photographer. ca. 1943. The International Center of Photography. Dimensions: Image: 11 15/16 x 9 3/16 in. (30.3 x 23.3 cm), Paper: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm), Mount: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm); Purchase, with funds provided by… Continue reading Selected Digital Image Libraries, Collections and Museums: An Illustrated, Annotated Webliography